Jon Rappoport

December 2, 2012

This article follows up on Mike Adams’ devastating pieces exposing Dr. Oz and a coordinated high-level assault on organic food.

How high does this assault on organic food go?

Soon after her husband’s 2008 inauguration, Michelle Obama announced her “First Lady do-good project” to the press and public. Every First Lady picks one. It’s mandatory. Better education, some charity, a worthy cause. It’s designed PR, aimed at creating good will for the husband sitting in the Oval Office. That’s the First Lady’s job. She’s a PR agent.

Michelle chose an organic vegetable garden and the health of children. More than her work with military families or her personal fashion/style interests, the organic garden and the bee hives she installed on the South Lawn of the White House became her signature. The White House vegetable garden was the first planted on the grounds since the days of Eleanor Roosevelt.

As the press trumpeted, Michelle instructed the White House kitchen to order organic food for meals. We were told produce and honey from the South Lawn garden were served up for the First Family and even at State dinners. The title of Michelle Obama’s 2012 book is American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. She has tied the issue of childhood obesity to deteriorating eating habits and unhealthy food.

All in all, her presentation has been quite effective and convincing. She’s done a first-rate job. The all-important impression is unmistakable: the White house stands for “healthy eating.”

But meanwhile…

Her husband is the most powerful enabler of Monsanto in America. Despite his hints that he would support labeling of GMO food, Barack Obama has done herculean work to destroy true natural food. The details are undeniable. They include his mind-boggling political appointments of Monsanto operatives to key government posts, and a parade of new GMO crops into the food supply, during his first presidential term. Monsanto and their allies couldn’t have wished for a better partner. The president has given them everything they’ve asked for.

The new president filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:

  • At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.
  • As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.
  • As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.
  • As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.
  • As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.
  • As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had previously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research.
  • We should also remember that Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.
  • Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.

The deck was stacked. Obama hadn’t simply made honest mistakes. Obama hadn’t just failed to exercise proper oversight in selecting appointees. He wasn’t just experiencing a failure of short-term memory. He was staking out territory on behalf of Monsanto and other GMO corporate giants.

And now let us look at what key Obama appointees have wrought for their true bosses. Let’s see what GMO crops have walked through the open door of the Obama presidency:

  • Monsanto GMO alfalfa.
  • Monsanto GMO sugar beets.
  • Monsanto GMO Bt soybean.
  • Coming soon: Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn.
  • Syngenta GMO corn for ethanol.
  • Syngenta GMO stacked corn.
  • Pioneer GMO soybean.
  • Syngenta GMO Bt cotton.
  • Bayer GMO cotton.
  • ATryn, an anti-clotting agent from the milk of transgenic goats.
  • A GMO papaya strain.
  • And perhaps, soon, genetically engineered salmon and apples.

This is an extraordinary parade. It, in fact, makes Barack Obama the most GMO-dedicated politician in America. You don’t attain that position through errors or oversights. Obama was, all along, a stealth operative on behalf of Monsanto, biotech, GMOs, and corporate control of the future of agriculture.

From this perspective, Michelle Obama’s campaign for gardens and clean, organic, nutritious food is nothing more than a diversion, a cover story floated to obscure what her husband has actually been doing. Nor is it coincidental that two of the Obama’s biggest supporters, Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto, respectively, in 2010.

Now in 2012, we are seeing, as Mike Adams reveals, a new attack on organic food: organic is an elitist fetish, a nonsensical preoccupation of the 1%, as against the 99%. We are told that conventionally grown, pesticide-laden, genetically engineered food is just as good, is no problem, and patriotic Americans should be loyal to it.

In other words, we should be loyal to the corporate giants who are taking over the food supply, are exercising patent rights on food ownership, are doing whatever they can to squeeze small farmers out of business, are giving us nutritionally deficient food, are lying through their teeth about the heavy health risks of eating this GMO food. We should be loyal to the police who are ordering homeowners to rip out their vegetable gardens on their lawns.

Yes, this is a coordinated attack on clean nutritious unpoisoned food, and it reaches all the way up into the White House, does a quick detour around Michelle Obama’s smokescreen operation, and arrives in the Oval Office, at the desk of Barack Obama.

  • Why isn’t Barack out there on the White House lawn picking a few delicious organic vegetables from the garden?
  • Why isn’t he posing in front of a hundred media cameras taking a bite out of an organic non-GMO tomato?
  • Why isn’t he leading the way on a campaign to have people in inner cities plant more community organic gardens, to fend off hunger, ill-health, and poverty?

Why isn’t he?

Because he’s working for Monsanto.

Monsanto, the same company, by the way, who took the advice of Mitt Romney, many years ago, to stop overtly promoting chemical pesticides and, instead, get into genetics.



Jon Rappoport

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17 Responses to “Is Michelle Obama’s “natural food” campaign designed to hide the White House attack on organic food?”

  1. Barbara Talbert says:

    All of our protests have been well anticipated in advance. There are 3 former Monsatnto employees on the Supreme Court in case the people demand a Supreme Court ruling and uless one of them turns rogue you can guess what the ruling will be.

  2. The truth is out there says:

    GMO is human depopulation by reptilians who the planet for themselves as more and more people are waking up to the true nature of the matrix virtual reality.;index=14

    However the reptiles in power have lost and and are out of time (do not take action against them)

  3. silverbug says:

    I’m still confused. So all 100,000 employees at Monsanto,all the Senators, Congressman, GMO industry workers, what do they eat? How do they stay healthy. If everything is so bad for you, contaminated, crosspollinated, not natural, gmo, msg, who is left that is not contaminated? I think it is all blown out of proportion. Jack Lalanne lived till 96 juiced all his life.We have millions of healthy people playing sports prof, actors, actresses, even Michelle Obama what are they all eating? How are they avoiding these poisons and looking fantastic? Just eat as healthy as you can. A lemon has plenty of vitamins & minerals even protein in it. Get yourself a nutrional bible and start juicing. You will live way past 100.Get off pkgd. food.Eat the best you can and stop worrying.

  4. The all-important impression is unmistakable: the White house stands for “healthy eating.”

    The unmistakeable message to ME is that the terrorists in the White House stand for MASS MURDER and nothing else. They are THE REAL ENEMY OF PLANET EARTH.

  5. Bobby says:

    Eileen, any American citizen that thinks anyone in Washington, including the Obama’s,have the slightest concern about the average citizen is a highly deluded AMerican citizen. All of these people without exception, are in the pockets of the multi-nationals like the evil, Monsanto Corporation and others, and we need to help our fellow AMericans understand this evil or we are all going down.

  6. Bobby says:

    No clear thinking Anmerican citizen could possibly care an atoms worth what the last 30 years worth of politicians, who have completely sold America and Americans down the drain think. Whether it’s Barbara Bush saying that people were lucky to be in the superdome during Hurrican katrina, or Hillary and Bill Clintons babbling, or what Michelle Obama has to say about anything. Good day. Signed, an awake American.

  7. CINDY says:

    On a EXTREMELY POSITIVE SIDE of the GMO issue! I am SO HAPPY to see people WAKING-UP! Once this reaches “CRITICAL MASS” there is NO STOPPING US and NON-GMO’S!! “CRITICAL MASS” (the major majority) can be APPLIED TO ALMOST EVERY ISSUE!! Let’s face it, we put these companies in POWER and ONLY WE can take them OUT OF POWER!! “CRITICAL MASS” IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!!

  8. silverbug says:

    So all these GMO enablers, what are they eating? How are they staying healthy? Do they just eat GMO, MSG etc and don’t really care about their diets? If the information and evidence is so clear about GMO food and how dangerous it is, what are these people eating?

  9. CINDY says:

    Fortunately, I think non-GMO’S are making HEADWAY! but SMALL FARMER’S need to be protected from “MONSATAN” LAND GRABS under bogus means like patent infringements!! If a monsatan seed blows onto an ORGANIC field–MONSATAN CLAIMS THEY CAN SUE that farmer, and TAKE HIS LAND!!
    It should be the other way around!!! THAT INSANITY MUST STOP!!

  10. Abe says:

    No matter what Michelle does, or says, her garden will never be organic, thanks to Slick Willie doing the White House lawn with Toxic sludge.
    The smartest thing people can do today is to get real news from reliable sources on the internet, or talk radio. I’ve given up on the lamestream media and there Presstitutes. Last night listening to coast to coast during there news breaks, I must have heard “The Financial Cliff” a 100 times. What a bunch of idiotic parrots! Say the lie enough times till it becomes the truth is right! I was pushed off the financial cliff in Jan. 09!
    Some of us are awake. Many are not. The FDA says flouride is good for our teeth. If thats true, then Hitler and Stalin must have been really concerned about the people in the concentration, and gulag camps teeth. Ja shore youbetcha! (I’m waiting for the FDA to start putting SPF 30 in our water to cure skin cancer)
    The FDA also says injecting rat poison, mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum, HIV infected green monkey brains, etc. keeps us healthy. People need to realize that the BS Food Safety Act was anything but! It ushered in Codex Alimentarious laws. Basically it says chemical food and suppliments are good, and natural is bad.
    The people that lack critical thinking are the ones being culled! (Like my friend with over 200 cancerous tumors)Those that can think for them selves will be the ones that can adapt, and survive. Once the brain washed is gone, will we be able to get rid of the crooks and croneyism in our government on all levels!

  11. irene says:

    We are talking about preserving the food dessert. Now that GMO alfalfa is out, there can be almost no organic milk. Every lactating animal, cow, goat, human will deffinitely have BT toxin growing in their intestines. Its the modern day gas chamber with no shower needed. Infact how convienient that the victims buy the poison, administer it to themselves and then pay for their burrial and leave 50% of what ever is left to the government as estate taxes. This reminds me of the photographs of nazi gaurds going through the clothing of the holocaust victims just after they were gassed. Why can’t this be credibly exposed?

  12. Russ says:

    I put this in the same category as the USDA’s “Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer” program, which Vilsack and Merrigan have
    openly admitted is a propaganda ploy to try to humanize Big Ag.

    Their intent is malign, but they run a risk, since the Community Food movement can also use these publicity programs, and the small benefits available through the USDA program, to help build itself.

    In the meantime, Obama continues to be the most aggressively pro-Monsanto president yet. The list above left out Obama’s 2010 trip to India specifically to personally lobby for Monsanto, and how his State Department has functioned as a Monsanto lobbying and intimidation arm.

  13. Zellie says:

    Great article, thank you! What a way to put it ALL into perspective!

  14. Sammy S says:

    I guess it’s the survival of the fittest and survival of the ones that learn and the others just live miserable lives in front of the tv and then die miserable deaths. There is nothing you can do. Some people search for the truth. Others get lucky and they have good people that lead them to the truth and others get lucky and stumble upon the truth. All the others just don’t care and you can’t make them care.
    The fact that millions of people stare at the tv counts hours a day is sad. Those are the ones that think the tv tells them everything they need to know. The problem is we are outnumbered. I would like to see someone maybe Barbara start a campaign of not tv for a week. Where people are encouraged for that week to do other activities. I think the problem is during the cold months people watch too much tv. They don’t know what else to do. You almost have to create your own form of enjoyment. I quit watching tv 12 years ago and I got so much time on my hands. I always read books in the evening.

  15. Steve B. says:

    This is just more nonsense. Of course, Barbara Bush knows her husband went to Florida the night before 9/11 and knows he lied about WMD and attacked Iraq for no reason. Which has killed millions. Hillary Clinton knows Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broadderick and knows he’s murdered countless people. I mean how do you have nine personal bodyguards killed and your wife not suspicious? Hillary knows Bill Cltinton had sex with black prostitutes and fathered a child with one.
    So this doesn’t surprise me. These women lay in bed with murderers and liars and their decisions affect hundreds of millions. Now you got a woman parading good nutrtious food, while her husband is doing what all presidents do and that is back the corporations.
    I hope the people that know the truth will find ways to advise people. The bottom line is we got to do it ourselves. All we get nonsense. It’s like just appease the people for the time being. It’s just like McDonald’s they will go hard on them for their junk food and what do they do, but parade salads. Then after a couple months all their commmercials parade the Big Macs.
    With all the info our there when you see the obese woman with the shopping cart full of hot pockets, cheese, hot dogs and pizza you just got to shake your head. When you see the people waiting for 15 minutes at the McDonald’s drive thru picking up their junk food you have to just understand some people don’t learn and these will be the sick obese people of the future.

  16. MD says:

    Mike Adams is an idiot. There seems to be an entire PR effort going on to make him appear otherwise. Beware of him — he couldn’t run a penny candy store.

  17. Eileen Kuch says:

    Something indeed is rotten in Denmark, as the saying goes. The First Lady has never mentioned, much less, encouraged family farms, in which the vast majority of organic food has been grown and produced for over 200 years.

    Something is indeed rotten – not in Denmark – but right here in the good old USA. As we see, in many parts of the world – including most of Europe – have banned genetically modified foods, mainly produced by Monsanto; but the US has not. I wonder why. Does Monsanto have such an iron grip around the US Congress’s throat that they dare not pass any legislation banning GMO’s?